11 July 2008 Optical modeling activities for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): Part V. Operational alignment updates
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This paper is part five of a series on the ongoing optical modeling activities for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The first two papers discussed modeling JWST on-orbit performance using wavefront sensitivities to predict line of sight motion induced blur, and stability during thermal transients. The third paper investigates the aberrations resulting from alignment and figure compensation of the controllable degrees of freedom (primary and secondary mirrors), which may be encountered during ground alignment and on-orbit commissioning of the observatory, and the fourth introduced the software toolkits used to perform much of the optical analysis for JWST. The work here models observatory operations by simulating line-of-sight image motion and alignment drifts over a two-week period. Alignment updates are then simulated using wavefront sensing and control processes to calculate and perform the corrections. A single model environment in Matlab is used for evaluating the predicted performance of the observatory during these operations.
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Joseph M. Howard, Joseph M. Howard, Kong Q. Ha, Kong Q. Ha, Ron Shiri, Ron Shiri, J. Scott Smith, J. Scott Smith, Gary Mosier, Gary Mosier, Danniella Muheim, Danniella Muheim, } "Optical modeling activities for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): Part V. Operational alignment updates", Proc. SPIE 7017, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III, 70170X (11 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790237; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790237
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